Two Color Knitting - Let's Begin

  • 11/09/2014
  • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Promega Corporation, 5445 E Cheryl Pkwy, Fitchburg, WI 53711
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Class Title: Two Color Knitting - Let's Begin

Instructor: Mary Jane Mucklestone

Overall Skill Category: Advanced-Beginners

Class Description:  In a relaxed setting, Mary Jane introduces you to the world of stranded colorwork, often called Fair Isle knitting.  In this technique class we will learn the basics, covering several methods of holding your yarns, reading charts, how to introduce new colors, what yarn dominance is, how to avoid tangled yarns, weaving in those pesky ends, and finishing techniques.  This class is for absolute stranded knitting beginners and those looking to brush up on their technique.  We will begin a stranded colorwork headband or hat.

Supplies to Bring to Class: 2 or more colors of worsted weight yarn -- make sure the colors have high contrast, 100% wool preferred, 50 -- 100 yards each.

16" circular needles in US 6 (4mm) and US 7 (4.5mm), one set of dpns in US 7 if intending to finish a hat.

Your usual ditty bag of knitting notions, including stitch markers, tape measure, scissors and tapestry needle.  Paper and pencil for notes.

Pre-Class Assignment: On smaller needle, cast on 84 stitches.  Place marker and join for working in the round, taking care not to twist stitches.  K1, p1 in rib for 1 inch.

Class Size:  Limited to 20 students

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